Located in Yoho National Park, Monarch Campground offers open, bright, sunny sites nestled below the historic Monarch mine shafts.
Abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing occur on the Kicking Horse River flats & the cliffs above. Bask in the alpenglow on Mt. Stephen & Cathedral Mountain at the end of your day.
This campground operates on a first-come first served policy from June to September.
A National Park pass is required.
What to See and Do in Yoho National Park:
Summer: Hiking, backpacking, camping, sightseeing, picnicking, rafting, paddling, cycling, climbing, fishing. Wildlife viewing – black bears, elk, deer, moose, mountain goats, pikas, coyotes, wolves, owls, snowshoe hares, marmots, ground squirrels, summer birds including bald and golden eagles, songbirds, ducks, geese and hawks.
Fall: Late season hiking and backpacking until early October, larch viewing/hiking at Lake O’Hara, sightseeing and nature walks at low elevations. Wildlife viewing – black and grizzly bears, elk (in rut), deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, owls, snowshoe hares, migratory birds.
Winter: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sightseeing, ice climbing. Wildlife viewing – elk, deer, moose, coyotes, chickadees, dippers, grosbeaks.
Spring: Late season ski touring and snowshoeing, sightseeing, bird watching, nature walks at low elevations and in the western part of the park. Wildlife viewing – black and grizzly bears, elk, deer, moose, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves, owls, migratory birds including bald and golden eagles, harlequin ducks, songbirds and hawks.